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    FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009

    Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009. Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm 6 for $240 10 for $350 Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.
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    Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank

    Hi All, I'm new here but thought i'd start up a thread about a project i've just started. I'm planning a 24" x 18" x 18" planted tank. The tank is about 17 years old, and hasn't held water for at least 14 years. Recent test seems to show it is still water tight though. I've just finished building a new cabinet for it. Made of 70mm x 35mm MGP10 pine from Bunnings. I needs a LOT of filler around the trim and a coat of paint. Hope to start putting together hardware for the tank next month. Thanks for looking. Comments and critiques welcome.
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    Angels - many varieties small

    Yea well he told me that when i last visited him 3 yesrs ago ffs Pfffffffft Might hav to just use my old left over orchy bottle bongs instead Damn it (For medicinal use of course)
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    Where did we all go?

    @Craigo I just had a look here for the first time in years and saw your post. Good to see @raycam01_au and a few of the old boyz still in here. Time is money so they say and the hobby has been diluted by so much rubbish it's no longer an option to breed for me (not that it ever was profitable). I will lurk around and one day something may catch my eye and away I will go again .......... Cheers Dave
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    Cichlid Food - NLS Issues

    I used NLS for many years with good results with my malawis, but as I have only barebottom tanks in my fishroom, it was very noticeable that it did leave a lot of waste on the tank bottoms and I seemed to be constantly changing the dacron in my sump and cleaning clogged sponge filters. A few years ago now I switched to the sinking Colour Advance pellets supplied by Nigel Rattenbury at Fish Keepers Choice. There has been no noticeable difference in the results with my fish, they eat the pellets readily, and there has been a significant decline in waste on the tank bottoms and in my filters. And it is quite a bit cheaper than NLS. Win/win for me
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    Sounds like you are planning to go for a high-ish tech planted tank assuming you're planning on a compressed CO2 unit and not the DIY sugar + yeast setup. CO2Art from UK has premuim CO2 regulators and good quality needle valves for precise bubble rate adjustment but the cheaper units do fine as well but may have less sensitive needle valves. Substrate wise for planted tanks, if you are planning to go Dutch style, you'll probably be fine with most substrate since most stem plants are water column feeder so a good quality liquid fert would suffice. For other styles e.g. jungle, iwagumi, etc. and for heavy root feeders e.g. cryptocoryne, echinodorus, etc., the current go-to substrate would probably be ADA Amazonia (Normal or Fine), Fine version would be easier for carpeting plants with small roots but you'll need it to be established before introducing larger type corydoras; any of the 3 species of dwarf corydoras would be fine. ADA Amazonia does require a lengthy cycling period due to ammonia leeching so it would be best to start the cycling process early before introducing live stock. Fully adjustable full spectrum LED lights would be ideal. Check out MakeMyLED, a SA company which specialises in lights for planted tanks. Good luck and enjoy the hobby!
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    My Apistogramma Aggies

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    Hi and welcome to the site
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    @bluebelle. she usually has packs for sale
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    Giving thought to selling my 10ft 1 x 10x5x2.5 (LxWxH) with a 6ft sump running twin 10,000l pumps Full lids, stand, all bulkheads, with all plumbing. 4 drains and 2 returns No media, no pumps, heaters, lights or fish etc. Buyer to arrange removal , Will drain and have ready for pick up, inspections welcome for a serious buyer. $3300 Pick up flagstone 4280
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    Tropheus F1 Fry

    Hi All, I have the below F1 Tropheus Fry ready to go. Pick up bellbird park, shipping available. Tropheus Kasanga 4-6cms $35ea, 10 for $300, 20 for $500 Tropheus Mpulungu 4cms $35ea, 10 for $300, 20 for $500 Tropheus Murago Tz 4-6cms $40ea, 10 for $350, 20 for $600
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    Wild Caught Frontosa Colonies.

    Hi, I have the below Wild Caught Frontosa breeding Colonies to move on soon. Pick up bellbird Park, shipping available. Frontosa Muzi 4m/7f, 14 - 16cms, $235ea or all 11 for $2200 Frontosa Moba 2m/6f 14-17cms $350ea or all 8 for $2600 Frontosa Tembwe 4m/6f 14 - 17cms $350ea or all 10 for $3200 Frontosa Mikula 2m/4f 15 -17cms $2000 Also have spare Males of, Mpimbwe, Kigoma and kavala. PM if interested.
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    Breeding Curviceps Problem

    I used to breed L dorsiger, closely related. Bred them in a 2 ft tank, rocks, plants, driftwood. But I added a few platys or guppies to the tank - they kept the pair entertained with protecting their eggs/fry. Once the little ones swam free, I moved half of them into a fry tank and left the other half with the parents. Worked a few times for me... But if I'd do it again I'd use at leat a 4ft tank.
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    Predator tank stock goes in Friday

    tank setup, inhabitants go in friday,
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    Angels - many varieties small

    hahahaa Oh Shaunyy Whatever the Angle - i dont mind i'm just happy when i'm bent.......... p.s i need sum large bristlenose logs, got any? trevy wont send me any
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    Angels - many varieties small

    Any 90 degree ones?
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    Breeding Curviceps Problem

    A couple of things to try Remove male after fertilisation to another tank and let female rear the fry Remove the eggs and hatch them in another tank? ( but still seperate the parents because the male will still kill the female) I use to breed aggressive americans (particularly texas) in colonies like africans, one male and four or more females to share the aggression, with heaps of hiding structure, remove the eggs after fertilisation, and the male would move on to the next female in waiting - thats if you want heeeeaps of fry But if you are breeding them to enjoy the experience, probably the best experiment would be to simply add dither fish to enhance the curviceps parental bond together
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    Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank

    Once I connected the regulator to the cylinder, I checked for leaks. I closed the needle valve, opened the working pressure valve and then opened the cylinder valve. The cylinder pressure is 700psi. I then dialled in working pressure to 40psi. I then shut the cylinder valve and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back, the cylinder pressure had dropped to 0psi, working pressure still sitting at 40psi. I suspected the leak was at the collection between the valve and cylinder. I then opened the cylinder valve and used soapy water test all connections by spraying it on. Sure enough, the cylinder connection started to bubble. I tightened it more and ran the above tests again, this time, no drop in pressure.
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    Pumps n stuff

    They are great hey. I switched to these a few years back and all still going strong.
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    Where did we all go?

    Sarah will pimp me out to make some coin, I like spending money, were putting Solar in soon, and a fireplace, so I can spend more
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    Where did we all go?

    Hi Everyone! Long time so see (speak, type, whatever) I've spent a long time time away from the hobby (or so it seems) I had a break from it all including the forum for a while after I had a fish room wipe out We all know the forum went quiet a long time ago but during my snooping over the last month or so it has really hit home just how quiet it has become, including ACE & PCS forums. I Just got too busy with work and family & found a new exiting hobby that was time consuming but on my own time, not like keeping a fish room going. Now things have settled down a bit I have been thinking of starting a very small room in my backyard shed (away from eyes this time) and started visiting the forums again and I'm am surprised at the lack of activity, although I see Ray & Sarah doing a nice job posing about all their new toys making me jealous So what I guess I'm wondering is where have all the serious keepers/breeders gone? are they still going & producing or just keeping colonies but not taking fry? Or perhaps just lurking like myself as the forum kinda doesn't seem worth wild posting onto? We all miss what the forum used to be but I am wondering is everyone still around, lurking? or are a lot of them packed up and gone for good? It seems a lot of quality fish could be lost by this happening. I will endeavour to contribute to the forum as I start from scratch again (well almost) Hi to everyone I used to know & don't (yet) * Thought I would dump a heap of old pictures of fish I have kept in the past, these were some of my favourite fish. The Peacock Bass were by far the nicest, form the originals that came into the country. I miss them, but I don't at the same time
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    Predator tank stock goes in Friday

    Cool bananas
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    Hey guys, Getting back into this awesome hobby and I have always been on the look out for these beautiful little Mbuna..I noticed them pop up about 2yrs back and down near Shellharbour/Sthrn NSW so have been hoping they are out and about still...it was a nice sized little colony for sale but just couldn't get to them (way too far from me and no shipping!..arggh noooo!!)..but haven't seen or heard of this variety since.. If anyone has these guys or knows of anyone who might then please let me know (any assistance here is greatly appreciated). Also Afra Hara is another one I'm chasing (I know there's some of these guys around so hopefully a little bit easier to locate but yes any help here is also greatly appreciated!) Photos shown for reference 
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    Where did we all go?

    I just keep getting banned hahaha but have managed to stay out of trouble for an entire week now we just added a weapon of a eel tank, will be getting Dennison to make our new 12x4x2 for the Rays in a few months,
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    Common Bristlenose Colony

    Colony of at least 10, may be more, from 5cn to 9 cm. Have bred, several times in community tank. Entire colony $35 PM please.
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    Goldfish are underrated.

    It's hard to argue how good a white fish is against a black background! Can't wait for this baby to grow into a deeper body and longer fins. Such a pretty and underrated fishy. Looks great in the living room!
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    Predator tank stock goes in Friday

    I like that wrasse
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    bloody lovely plates mate
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    Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank

    Looking good. Personally, I'm not a believer in overpriced plant substrates. I've always used a relatively coarse sand, like a river sand, pool filter sand etc. in conjuction with a quality water column fertiliser. Liverpool creek aquariums all in one being my favourite. From what i have seen, there isnt much you cant achieve with sand, a decent light and LCA all in one.
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    4 x Large Oscars

    $50 for the lot if gone this weekend! Travelling for work and don't have time to take care of these guys anymore. message me on 0405313309
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    New member

    I have 5 Angels and 4 Pearl Gouramis in a 150 litre, I’m practicing on this and learning best practice before I upgrade to a larger tank have the dream of a heavily planted community tank
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    Predator tank stock goes in Friday

    only the good die young mate, I was locked away in the norty corner to think about my actions, i found GOD, all is good now
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    Predator tank stock goes in Friday

    He's alive! Was starting to get worried something had happened to you mate... Missed your posts.
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    Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank

    Looks smick mate, looking forward to the project
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    Howdy All, After many years being out of the hobby, i've decided to dive back in. Bit of my background for those interested. I first started keeping goldfish when i was about 5 or 6 in a small tank. From there my parent bought me a BIG tank (i think it was about 35L) and i kept a salmon tail catfish. I used to feed it ox heart and loved watching it cruise up and down. Then I upgraded (again courtesy of my parents) to a 50L (2' x 1' x 1') and went back to goldfish for a while. In high school i moved into tropicals and planted tanks. By start of uni I was onto discus and bought myself a 4' x 18" x 2' tank. I also acquired a 2' x 18" x 18" which i used as a breeder for my red turqs, but unfortunately wasn't able to get any batches past the wriggler stage. Also, this coincided with me finishing uni and having to move away for work. After uni, due to career opportunities and living arrangements, i couldn't take my tank with me. Tanks were all shut down and lay dormant for a while. The 4' was gifted to a cousin and he uses it for his huge foot long pleco now. The old 2' x 18" x 18" the one i'm going to use to now set up a basic tropical planted tank. I've always loved Dutch aquariums, but the higher heat of the discus meant i was never too successful with plants. This time however, the focus will be on plants, with only a handful of small tetras, corys and some shrimp. Looking forward to getting involved, and especially looking for advice on substrate and C02 units. regards, Seamingly.
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    Hi jc12, thanks for the warm welcome and tips. To be honest, i'm planning on starting with the DiY C02 initially, but more because i just like tinkering with stuff. I built one years ago and in noob fashion didn't insert a check valve (i didn't know what they were in any event), and managed to drain half the tank overnight due to poor construction of the system itself. (My excuse was that i was a poor uni student). I'll build it differently now. I'm also looking for regulators - it used to be Tunze and Dupla back in the day, but Dupla seem to be hard to find. I only discovered C02Art last night whilst stalking this forum. Do you know if they have the correct connection to Australian Standard C02 cylinders? I was planning to get a cylinder from a local home brew supply shop at Cannon Hill in Brisbane, but my main concern is making sure what ever i buy is Australian Standard compliant straight out of the box. Lights wise, i had kind of settled for the AI Prime Freshwater. Have been researching for a while and think i'll go with that. I know the Fluval 3.0 has better warranty and slightly cheaper, but i just don't like the look of it, for how i want my tank to be set up. However, i'll be sure to check out MakeMyLED now you have mentioned it. Finally, as for substrate, i know heaps go for ADA - but i'm a bit worried about how often it needs replacing. This is one area i really need to research a bit more before i commit. I can source a brand called Oliver Knott Aquaearth (and others in the range) locally, so at the moment, that was probably a go-to rather than ADA. But again, am wondering how often it needs replacing.
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    ive never had facebook either and never will lets start a "no facebook members only" store
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    new baby

    1 year on. <
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    2 x 4 foots

    having figured where the wood goes, now the fun part. Waiting for it to get waterlogged.
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    Where did we all go?

    yep its all ways down and I now have a boat
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    Dedicated "Full Tank Shot" Thread

    4x1.5x1.5 Planted PNG Natives Tank
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    Welcome to QLDAF. Please post a thread here to say hello, and prove you are not a robot to unlock the rest of the forum. Do this by clicking on the +post new thread button. Make sure you read the following threads. They will tell you about us, and about how we expect people to behave. http://www.qldaf.com/forums/welcome-room-beginners-corner-22/who-we-77959/ http://www.qldaf.com/forums/welcome-room-beginners-corner-22/forum-guidelines-77084/ Most importantly have fun and enjoy sharing with us in a great hobby. Admin
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    how to rebuild your tank

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